kate5kiwis: 'tis brillig..

kate5kiwis

“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

'tis brillig..

*warning*
skitey ecstatic momma post ahead:

being such a home ed schitzophrenic, re: schooling/unschooling/swinging thru the trees, i've had a wee spurt of,
"Ok, you gorgeous kids all have half a maths book to get thru before christmas, and i can hardly read your handriting, so let's have daily practice BEFORE the magic school bus comes on telly, hey?"

(
it must be the beginning of term four. momma has her *teacher hat* on..)

anyway, something seems to have clicked with J10 since yesterday:
check. this. out.



slithy toves?? i don't think so...

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loud clapping was to be heard in the classroom next door !
N.

3:38 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

thanks dad
he must have *my* neat handwriting gene.
although i didn't get my act together in that department until i went to teachers' college..
and i still panic with maths...
:o) k xx

10:01 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Wow. If this speed keeps up, you'll need new books *before* Christmas!!!

2:17 PM  
Blogger TulipGirl said...

Handwriting is overrated.

That's what I told my eldest's school teacher last year. (His first year "in" school after being homeschooled. . .)

Well, I didn't exactly tell her that, but I DID tell her he wasn't strong in handwriting. We hadn't emphasized it. I hadn't made it a priority.

She was aghast.

Okay, so he played a couple of weeks catch up in handwriting last year.

At least he can type.

4:59 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

lol tulip.
yeah, i agree.
the way i figure it is *why oh why* would we want to spend hours practising handwriting when there's books to read, cakes to eat, and waves to surf??

i really l-o-v-e charlotte mason and her philosophy of children's readiness:
my paraphrase being:
when they're ready, and able, they'll do it.

6:07 PM  

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